How to Turn Off Auto Emoji on Android

How to Turn Off Auto Emoji on Android

If you own an Android phone, you already know about emojis. They usually provide a remarkable platform to express yourself other than regular text messages. Although they bring hype in texting, some people loathe them and feel that they are unnecessary. Well, if you are a member of such a group, here is an overview on how to turn off auto emoji on Android.

Before you go too far, you need to understand that emojis are part of your keyboard, and their setting falls under the keyboard setting. Accessing these setting differ depending on the type of keyboard you are using.

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Having that in mind, now let’s dig into the process of turning off the auto emoji on your Android phone.

  • Access the settings option
  • Scroll down the settings options and access system
  • Find the keyboard and input option
  • Access the virtual keyboard option
  • Select the virtual keyboard option depending on the type you are using. Some of the keyboard options include G board and Google Voice typing
  • Click preference on the keyboard option
  • Use the option labeled show emoji switch key and disable the emoji

After completing the process, you cannot access the GIF or emoji options leaving the comma key for your use. If you want to switch on the emoji, press and hold the comma key and swipe up the emoji icon that appears near the setting gear.

Disabling Auto Emoji on Samsung Galaxy phones

The problem is pretty much often with those owning Samsung Galaxy phones. There has been a lot of complaints of green emojis appearing whenever the user wants to use the emoticons provided. In such a problem, use the following procedure:

  • Access the messaging app and open the message history list from one of the opened text messages
  • Open the menu located at the top-left corner and select Settings
  • You will find an option titled Enable Smart Emojis and turn off the switch button

As stated earlier, the option to disable the emojis differs in every type of messaging app that you are using. For instance, to access the settings in the swift keyboard app, you need to navigate through the keyboard settings.

In some cases, you might need to disable one of the messaging apps and stick to the custom one to access the switch off button.

If you are stuck to the Android version 4.4.4, you probably have noticed that the emoji auto-suggestion occurs when you are using the gesture typing option. In such a case, you have to access the text correction section provided at the Google keyboard settings, add-on dictionaries, and remove the emoji for the English words option. This option will stop the emoji icons once and for all.

Check out our great article on how to disable auto correct on Android.

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